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It's still just as easy as ever to register online for your next big challenge. Most importantly, from whichever event you choose you can read our simple Covid-19 Promise. We want you to know that any bookings you make with us are secure, refundable and with no hidden small print. We also want you to know you can attend safely.

If you need any help or you have any questions we are always here to help, 9 to 5 Monday to Friday 01548 312314 or email us [email protected]
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1500, Wednesday 01.12.2021

After the event why not stick around and soak up the festive atmosphere of Christmas in Swanage? There is plenty going on in town including the Rotary Christmas Market, Artisans on the Beach and the dramatic and colourful Steam and Lights train journey through the Isle of Purbeck countryside!

1000, Wednesday 01.12.2021

If you need to complete any on-the-day admin (e.g. your bib number hasn't arrived in time, you have been instructed to collect your number from the event or you wish to upgrade/downgrade your distance category), please ensure you visit the Endurancelife Admin area at the car park / coach departure location in Swanage (North Beach Car Park, BH19 1NN).

Marshals will be on hand to direct you when you arrive on site. Please allow an extra 10 minutes and ensure that you visit us here regardless of whether you are being dropped off at your start location independently or are taking the coach transport.

1100, Tuesday 30.11.2021

We are pleased to be offering post-event massage at the finish area for any participant who wants to show their body some love after tackling the very formidable Dorset coastal terrain. If you would like to reserve a spot on the table, click here and secure a 10% discount from the on-the-day price!

1100, Monday 29.11.2021

If you are planning on taking the optional coach transport to your start a facemask will now be required. We also kindly ask you to be mindful of the local community around the car park / coach departure point when you arrive early on Saturday. Thanks!

The coach transport Add-on closes on Tuesday evening so please don't delay in making your plans.

1000, Friday 26.11.2021

Participant numbers have been printed and are now on their way to you! Please expect yours to arrive by Tuesday. If you haven't received your number by Thursday then please pop us an email and let us know.

0930, Friday 26.11.2021

Ultra PLUS, Ultra & Marathon navigation:

Due to the looped nature of the route, there are instances when the direction of signage will correlate to the distance you have run. For instance, if you see a sign pointing right in conjunction with “1.2 miles”, you will ONLY turn right if you have run 1.2 miles. If not (i.e. you have run 10.5 miles) you will follow the default signage. Marshals will also be at hand to assist but please take the time to study the Online Routes.

0900, Friday 26.11.2021

Participant email "Dorset 2021 - Event Update" has been distributed. This lists some final event details as well as reminding you that the event manual has recently been updated. Happy reading!

0900, Monday 22.11.2021

Check-in has been extended and is now open until midnight tonight (Monday the 22nd of November). Please don't delay!

0900, Thursday 18.11.2021

Check-in is now open! Participant email "Dorset 2021 : Check-in open!" has been distributed. To access Check-in simply follow the link provided in your email or log in to your online account and select the ENTRIES tab > Dorset > Check-in. Check-in closes at midnight on Sunday the 21st November.

0900, Tuesday 09.11.2021

Check-in for this event will open from Thursday the 18th November until midnight on Sunday the 21st. We will email you a reminder on the 18th. The Check-in process is super easy and will result in a simpler event experience for you by removing the usual on-the-day administration. Within the Check-in process we will ask you to: 1) Confirm your preferred postal address to enable your participant number to be posted out and, 2) Watch the mandatory event safety video.

0900, Wednesday 15.09.2021

The routes for Dorset 2021 have been updated on the website. All distance categories will follow a linear format to allow for maximum miles of coastal trail running. All participants will finish at the event base in Swanage. Optional bus transport from Swanage to the various distance category starts will be available on the morning of the event and full details will be released shortly.

0900, Friday 20.08.2021

In a change from recent years, we are delighted to be hosting this year's event from Swanage! Further information will be posted here in the build up to the event.

0900, Thursday 05.08.2021

Both participating with dogs and running whilst listening to personal audio are permitted at this years' event.

1100, Thursday 10.12.2020

Check-in! [New] : We will be asking all registered participants to check in online approximately two weeks from the event. The Check-in process will result in a simpler event experience for you by removing the usual on-the-day administration. Within the Check-in process we will ask you to: 1) Confirm your preferred postal address to enable your participant number and electronic timing tag to be posted out, 2) Watch the mandatory event safety video and 3) Give us an indication of your preferences with regards to a mass start or an individual time-trial start.

Given World Heritage status in 2001, The Jurassic Coast Path through Dorset is quite simply unique. This is the only location on the planet where in a few short hours of trail running you will travel through a few million years of earth time - all with the ocean as a glorious backdrop. Oh yes, and those years are represented in hills...

Come and join us for our Dorset 10K, half marathon, marathon, ultra and ultra PLUS courses – a tough trail runner's paradise.

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Virtual : Don't forget to connect with us via the official Facebook Event where you can select "Going" or "Interested". Here you can network with others and join in the conversation by asking questions and advice.

In Person : There will be an informal post-event gathering at The Anchor Inn, Swanage. The Anchor is renowned for its home cooked food and wide selection of drinks and is a great place to relax after the event.

Participants, supporters, and friends. All welcome.

Never be locked in

  1. Cancellation: You will always be given a full refund (no fees or charges) if the event has to be cancelled due to Covid-19. Your entry will never be ‘rolled over’ to a subsequent year unless you want it.
  2. Postponement: You will always be given the following three options should an event have to be postponed (date changed) due to Covid-19. You will have one week from the date the event is postponed to make your choice:
    1. Accepting the new event date (this is the default option if you make no choice).
    2. Transferring to one of our other event locations for any date in the future.
    3. A refund (less a booking & card processing fee which will never be more than £10).
  3. If your plans change or you simply change your mind:
    1. You can receive a full refund (no fees or charges) should you change your mind within 30 days of booking (*1). No questions asked. To do so; log onto your account > Orders > Select the desired order number > Cancel > Confirm. It’s as simple as that. (*1 for bookings made more than 3 months prior to the event).
    2. You can chop and change between our whole events portfolio at any time. Just make sure you do this more than 30 days before the event you are booked on to. To do so; log onto your account > Orders > Select the desired order number > Change > Select the desired (new) event.
  4. A change in the tier system prohibiting travel or participation: If you can't attend due to a last-minute local lockdown where you live then you can opt to move your event entry to another event at a later date. If this is after the online change window closes (30 days prior to the event, point 3.b above) then this request must be instructed via email (see Contact page) with proof of address provided (a redacted cover page of a utility or council tax bill or similar):
    1. No later than 48 hrs before the event date and,
    2. No later than 7 days after a planned local lockdown has been announced (failure to do this limits our ability to offer your entry space to someone on our waitlist who is not in a restricted area).

Never be within 2 meters of anyone else

  1. No event staff will come within 2 meters of any participants:
    1. RFID electronic timing and barcode scanning removes the need for close personal contact.
    2. Checkpoints (aid stations) operate on a self-serve basis; all items will be individually bagged / bottled with staff keeping their distance but there if you need them.
  2. Receive your participant number and electronic timing chip in the post ahead of time. No need to queue in person in a marquee.
  3. Watch the event Welcome and Safety Video online before the event on your phone or laptop.
  4. Join in with our mass start or choose a time-trial start for yourself or your group. Either way you can enjoy watching the online leaderboard update throughout the event day to see how you fare against the competition.

We hope that you can now relax and take part with confidence; we are looking forward to delivering your next tough challenge!

Event Add Ons

Add on bookings are now closed for this event The listing below is displayed for reference only
Coach Transport : Ultra PLUS @ £3.00 Use this add-on if you wish to take the optional coach transport to the start.
Coach Transport : Ultra @ £3.00 Use this add-on if you wish to take the optional coach transport to the start.
Coach Transport : Marathon @ £3.00 Use this add-on if you wish to take the optional coach transport to the start.
Coach Transport : Half Marathon @ £3.00 Use this add-on if you wish to take the optional coach transport to the start.
Coach Transport : 10K @ £3.00 Use this add-on if you wish to take the optional coach transport to the start.

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30 Day Refund

Full refund if you change your mind within 30 days

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Change to another event up until 30 days before

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Transfer to a friend up to 14 days before

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Fully Marked Course

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Electronic Timing

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